Individually sliced granola bars stacked on top of one another in short piles, ready for kids to come home for an after school snack.

No Bake Granola Bars: An Easy Back to School Snack

These easy no bake granola bars made with peanut butter, honey and M&Ms are a great homemade after school treat for kids.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Refrigerate 3 hours
Servings 10 bars
Calories 332kcal
Author Meaghan Lamm


  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 8 Tbs salted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup M&Ms


  • In a saucepan combine honey, butter, and brown sugar. Melt butter and bring mixture to a rolling boil. Let it boil for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat and add peanut butter and then vanilla, stirring until the peanut butter is melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • Stir in the oats and mix until evenly coated.
  • Press the mixture into an 8x8 pan lined with parchment paper and press down gently, sprinkle the M&Ms over the top and then continue to press down until firm.
  • Refrigerate for at least 3 hours but overnight is better.
  • Store leftover bars in an airtight container in the fridge.


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 307IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg